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Comment: Re: The American Dream (Score 1) 570

by shitzu (#47575021) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

Yeah, lets all forget that the soviet regime persecuted millions of people because:
a) other people have done crimes too
b) couple of lads were quite well fed

I am sure that there were some people who had a pretty decent life in 3rd Reich as well (probably not of jewish origin), so why are we depicting it as some kind of Mordor, eh? How does it justify a criminal regime that some people had some reasonably priced food and 20 square meters of living space "free" from the government and it sounds so lovely in the horrible capitalist world?

Comment: Re: The American Dream (Score 1) 570

by shitzu (#47574367) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

Ok, lets settle on "labour camp", not Siberia.

Perm-36 was in full swing until 1988. And now the russian government tries to phase out the Gulag museum there, so that the people who like to remember the soviet union as a nice, cosy place to live, can more easily forget the crimes against humanity and say that "living space was free and everybody had food and it was not so bad after all".

Comment: Re: The American Dream (Score 1) 570

by shitzu (#47574173) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

Sigh.

There was rent as well as utilities. As i said - rent was quite reasonable, but it was NOT universally free. Maybe it was free for some people who got their apartment from their employer (you?) but not "guaranteed by the state". I have actually paid rent to the soviet government, so there is no argument here.

As far as a "certain amount of personal living space" guaranteed by law you are talking about - it might have been in the law (i really do not know), but you could easily be "waiting in line" for getting such an apartment for DECADES. While living with your parents, grandparents and children in a 1 room apartment.

Comment: Re: The American Dream (Score 1) 570

by shitzu (#47573985) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

If it was free, how come I HAVE PAID RENT to the soviet govenrment?

YOU brought the dissidents into the argument, saying that even they were guaranteed living space. I just asserted that even if it was guaranteed, it was in Gulag, which hardly qualifies.

Stop romanticising the Soviet era, we already got that you are the type of Russian shill who yearns back those "golden" years.

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